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ADVISORY: How Teachers Are Leading the Way to Successful Common Core Implementation
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: How Teachers Are Leading the Way to Successful Common Core Implementation

CAP to Unveil New Report Highlighting Teachers Who Are Driving Common Core Success in School Districts Across the United States

Washington, D.C. — While the Common Core started as a local, collaborative effort, the standards have become a hot topic of debate in political circles—and as a result, the voices of those tasked with the work of implementing the standards have been muffled. On Tuesday, April 28, the Center for American Progress will host American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for a conversation about a new CAP report that highlights school districts throughout the country that are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.

The upcoming report, “Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success,” demonstrates how teachers are assuming significant leadership roles and engaging in key decisions about how to implement the standards each day—and in doing so, paving the way to a smooth transition to the Common Core. A panel of experts will also discuss how teacher leadership can drive Common Core success and how districts and unions can work together to accelerate this approach.

Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Opening speaker:
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

Featured panelists:
Greg Anrig, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Thy Dinh, Teacher Leader, Poway Unified School District, San Diego, CA
Jerry O’Shea, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Marquardt School District 15, Glendale Height, IL
Katy Scherr, Teacher Leader, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV

Moderated by:
Catherine Brown, Vice President of Education Policy, Center for American Progress


April 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
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Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at [email protected] or 202.478.6331.